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Tilld DAilA7 )lEKALl! l'l-A-msaioorn, MiSKASw4 SATUIIDAV. AlOOST 4. 1888.
JA .NO YU IN JAPAN.
,N ANCIENT METHOD OF BREWING
THE CUP THAT CHEERS.
The Ceremonial Tea, an Old Japanese Cus
tom, Still Obserred with Sempulcua Pre
cision and Great Enthusiasm An Ameri
can IjuIj'b Kiperlence.
A social custom of tbe olden time that la
now kept up with something of tbe reverence
thut attaches itself to personal relics is tbo
cba no yu, or ceremonial tea. This formal
and elaborate method of making tea for
email groins of friends grew up slowly in
the quiet atmosphere of the Kioto court
about three centuries ago, but it remniued
for the Shogun, Ilideyoshi, to take it up, add
moro and more cereinony to it, and make it
the great form of social entertainment
among the highest classes. This wily leader
of men weighted the simple process of tea
tiuiking with so muny precise ami deliberate
A rms and minute rules that when duiniios
atwembled together they were so closely occu
pied with the solemn tcamakiug that they
hal no time to hatch conspiracies or indulge
in er:sonal quarrels.
Cba no yu survives now as a cliarmiug
relic of the past, and every Japanese of the
higher i-lnsst has more or lees skill in per
forming the rites, and notes the host's move
ments with the cloNCMt attention when any
one makes tea after the ceremonial rules iu
their presence. Every club hoaso has its
master of cha no yu, who presides over the
bowl and brazier when such entertainments
ore desired, and the master gives courses of
instruction when pupils apply. Women are
traiued in tbo methods, too, and young ladies
of the highest rank, even at this advanced
day of French fashions, go through u courso
of cha no yu lessons aa part of a finished
education. The empress and her court ladies
giyo much tuna to the rites of cha no 3-u, and
Us observance has never been allowed to
wane io the palace.
DIM-NO AT A CLCB HOUSE.
It was apparent that 1 rose cubits in thses
tJiriatlou of a Juianese gentleman when I
naked him for the address of a master of cha
no you. Ho assured mo that a great artist
in that lino could bo found at the Hoishiga
oka club, of which ho was a member, arid bet
the evening; 0:1 which yve should di no at the
club houso with him and his wife and meet
tbo master of tho ceremonies. The Iloislii
gaoka club is closed ojT from tbe temple
grounds by high hedges and a grand old oak
treo that stands at its entrance, and could be
easily missed if not known and looked for.
A tiny room, with a round window and a
screen door opening on the garden, received
us for tho few minutes that we waited for
our host to divest himself of his foreign
clothes and assume tho rustling silk kimono
mid cons of a Jupaiiuse gentleman, tie and
Ids pretty little wife were pictures as they
eat on the mats sipping the tiny enps of
amber tea brought to us, while wo two for
eign women seemed to overflow with draery
and dre stun 011 every side, and the incou
ftiuity cf our figures in, such a scene was
atlly Apparent! Tbere was a rustling out
kiJe, and tbe paper screen slid back and dis
closed tbe master of cha no yu with lantern
in hand. Slipping into wooden clogs we
clattered along a garden path after him to
t he tea room.
J a the tea room proper we took our seats
m the mnt nn.l tliA inasbT who was to act
K3 host began tho rites. A closed kettle of
voter resting in the small fireplace sunken
In the floor was all that the "room contained.
esidfS a kakemono and a vase of flowers iu
(il'ecess. Th master, with the greatest
Jemnity, brought in a box containing char
coal and implements for making tho Are;
r etlrcd and brought in a bowl of sand. With
a deliberation and an exactness acquired only
l y a lifetime of practice, he went through
the ioees pf removing tbe water kettle,
dredging tho fresh sand, laying a charcoal,
sprinkling incense, dusting tbe edges of tho
lire place, and setting back the water kettle.
Every movement, every position of the
thumb or finger, every sweep of tho arm or
angle of the elbow wero carefully regulated
by set rules, and an awkward or hurried
inoveutent would have been a ceremonial
trials V- ib s"-na awful silence tbo
jAaster rose and carried'out sand 'bowl and
charcoal box ono by one.
a j-kssox i-T cea jco yr.
During the interval, while tho fresh char
coal caught Ere and tho water loiled, we
dined. While the last trays wero removed,
we stepped to the tiny veranda aud looked
out upon the moonlighted garden, aud the
room was made ready for tbe continuance of
ihe cba no yu. The muster sat meditatively
before' the simmering kettle like 'some be
nevolent Uuddha alout to perform the rites,
tiny bamboo dipper, a bowl, a silk bag, and
a filing liko a shaving brush, but made of
finely split bamboo, lying before him. With
all thd seriousness jn the world, ho produced
a square of purple sslk from his girdle, folded,
stroked, and snapped it just so, took up the
little brocade bag and deliberately untied its
silk cords and revealed a little tea caddy
about three inches tigh, of ancient brown
Tho master made some magicians' jasses
over the top of the tea caddy to remove the
Invisible end impalpable dust, carefully
jnibbed 'a straight ivory spoon arid laid it
flown, wiped tbo bowl with a shred of white
cloth elaborately folded beforehand, and
then the tea making ready bejran. We were
patching closoly, and tbi faces of ouc Japan
ese' friends were glowing with pleasure at
noting the perfect movements of the master.
It would require columns to tell to a critical
Japanese just how the master crooked his
fir.gf r, removed he lid of the kettle, rinsed
the bowl and the bamboo whisk, and did
much that we hardly suspected as being
studied or a part of the set programme. In
general outline he put a few tiuy spdonfufa
pf powdered tea in the bowl, poured on the
boiling water and beat the mixture to a
froth with a bamboo w hisk. The bowl was
then offered round to us as a loving cup, and
each took a sip of tbe thick, gruel like drink
that tasted bike the greenest of green tea and
quinine mixed.- The powdered tea is made
of the choicest young leaves of the tea plant,
dried immediately after picking, and ground
to a powder as fine as flour, and is used only
for ceremonial tea drinkings. In an equally
deliberate and elaborate manner ' the master
rinsed c,ut his tea bowl and whisk, covered
up his tea caddy and set his things away,
and we, bowing our beads to the mats three
times, rose upon our feet, that had beeu
asleep for tbe whole hour that the solemn
process was In operation. Ruhamah's Tokio
Letter In Globe-Democrat.
Left Feet Are Larger.
"Tbe left foot, please," said a Sixth avenue
.jaler, as a customer was about to fst
cf a pair of shqef by trying oaa upon :
. IPr. x oi see,- tu puuuc iuo
i :x foot is larger than tbe right.
' " rrbTa 1 make this 110101116111
" -"1'ret, t incase of
JUMPING FROM THE SKY.
Sensations Experienced by
"I suppose a brief story on the way I jump
would be interesting to you," said a female
aeronaut. "It's all so simple to me, though,
that I can't understand why it should excite
people as it does, for I have actually seen
women faint away and men turn deathly
pale after I had cut the ropes and started
heaven war (L You see, I always take a look
downward when I am up'a few hundred feet
just why, I am sure I can't say. And right
here let me tell you that I have sometimes
singled out from the sea of upturned faces
just the ones I knew were going to be shaded
with disappointment should I fail to fall and
be smashed to pieces. You may think tbe
notion is all in my brain, but I have it firmly
fixed there, at any rate, and I know there
are such ieople in tbe world.
"Where are we? Ob, yes, going up or
rather, tbe earth is dropping away beneath
our feet you know that is always tbe sensa
tion. Tbe parachute which we aro to cut
loose at tbe proper time hangs listlessly
downward. Tiio rope which holds it to tbe
balloon jwissea through a steel ring. A sharp
kulfe blade, worked by a cord, is so arranged
that at tbe proper time a little jerk and we
"Now comes the exciting moment, even to
the veteran. Alovo j'ou tho balloon, freed of
tho weight which gave it steadiness, is rock
ing and reeling, while the pnraehuto is whiz
zing downward. You did not fee that yoij
were ascending, but as 3'ou fchut your eye
and draw in your breath in little gasjMj a
long drawn inspiration would bo iimxjSijibl-
-you are fully aware tha yo -7.; dc800nJ.
ing-iuaijou ajo g with such frightful
velocity k00j that unless tbere conies an end,
and that end soon, the end of all things will
beat hand. Prickly sensations shoot over
your frame; and as 3-04 g,p for breath it
seems as if a Ijuife had been thrust into 3-our
viutla. Your thoughts are racing along with
as great speed as your downward momen
tum; your courage, too, commences to leave
j-ou, and you are threatened with a total
collapse death I
"Suddenly the mad rush is checked. Tho
parachute 'has grasped the situation,' so to
speak. At least it bus 'grasped' sufficient air
to open it out, and as it gradually expands
tbe motion becomes steadier, until you are
descending so slowly aud gently that you ac
tually have a sleepy sensation. And after
tho thrill, the shock of the moment before,
the feeling is so dreamily delicious that really
you aro in danger frm it unless you brace
up aud fight it off, for Mother Earth is shov
ing her smiling but rugged face close at j-ou
again it really apjears as if the earth camo
back to you, just as it seemed to recede and
3"ou must remember that 3'ou must be on the
lookout for a safe landing place, and that
more agility is required in this part of the
feat than in any other. Chicago Tribune."
One of Golliam's Bohemians.
One striking looking man has quite a his
tory. Over six feet tall, of fine physique,
with a round, full face, the lines of which in
dicate a broad, genial nature as against the
rigors of hard luck, ho is a type of that pecu
liar ISohemiai class which flourishes in no
place so well as New York. IIo U in contin
ual goqd humor, and people who pass daily
aro as accustomed to his bright, sunny smile
as they are tp the magnificent portico cf the
house. This man has been a figure in city
life for ten years past lie is a bright law
yer, a brilliant speaker and a man of won
derful ability; yet no one ha ever known
him to turn those talents to advantage He
has no Income.' When he caino : here' from
the south, where he was born and bred, he
was not overburdened with wealth, and at
no time in hU lit. has ho been the possessor
of ?l,OCOtbat he could call " bis own. Yet
this man dines at Delmonico's or the Hoff
man, has elegant apartments at a mI? knpwn
hotel, and to 4uany Is looked upon as a pros
perous cititu Ii 'is to bo seen at all the
swell dinners, at the theatres an. ihe
clubs. Ilubbliug pye: with good humor, a
reservoir of epigrams, one of tho mct com
panionable of beings, he flits about from
place to place.
To those who do not know him intimately
it 13 a mystery how he manages to exist. One
of his friends explained that this gny fallow
has lived in this precarious way ' since he
reached the age of manhood. lie is a mor-t
insinuating talker, and can borrow money
from a casual acquaintance with grace
of a Pontine'. lany who have been
"touched" by this talker have never been
able to understand what possessed them to
loan him money. Light hearted, free of care,
be sails through the sea of life q la.agmneent
craft with a dc-reetive rudder.' New York
Star. ' '
A Caution to Consumers.
Ice cream, cream cake or lemon pie
should be eaten within twelve hours after.
they are made. In the case' of a party cr
picnic whe-rq the iuo'creain is purchased from
the confectioner particular inquivy should be
made as ta its fiushncss, and if it is more
than twelve hours old it should be unhesi
tatingly rejected. Canned meats, and in fact
all canned goods, should bo eaten or cooked
as soon as opened, and .under no circum
stances should they be placed in the refriger
ator to be kept. They are cheap enqugu aud
can bo bought U packages oi 'any sisie,' so
that there is do- 'necessity for opening
moro than can be used in one day by a
family of ordinary numbers. Iu re
gard to canned fruits 8n jams, if lft for
any length c,f ai'W-t , being opened,
fermentation sets in, and it continues in the
stomach after they have been eaten. The
practice of reboiling home made preserves,
which have begun to ferment, or "work," as
it is popularly expressed, cannot be recom
mended, for, although frequent' this may
destroy the organism which causes tfca fc
meut. it is by no meana trivai iably the case.
The cheap jellies vhicu CvHEie put up in glass
tumblers should iiever be used. They are
maJj from a very por quality of gelatine,
colored and flavored artificially. The color
and flavor are harmless in the majority of
cases, but the jelly itself is indigestible, and
generally has begun to decompose, as shown
by the la3 er of "mold" on top. Boston Her
Tho Ugly British Bnlldo.
Talking of "handy" weapon, what a
frightfully convenient weapon,- cheap enough
to be within the reach of all, and carrying a
ball big en:ugb to make a hole like a gas pipe,
is the British bulldog revolver. If has taka
more lives in its brief space of existence than
any other form of translation known to in
ventive genius. You don't need to cock it;
it does that for you. Just pull on the trigger,
up goes the hammer and down it conies again
and the deed is done; that slight finger pull
has made a corpse and a murderer. Tbin pf
It and leave your g"un at home. Teach, the.
boys to use their flste, and" give, the women
and old men' clubs to hit with, but put up tbo
elf cocking revolver except for mad dogs.
Buffalo News "Man About Town."
Gastronoraieal and Hantal Sympathy.
Vtmr Girl Cookir-7 over chum's grado-
' N-V I " If fl
RESPECT YOUR STOMACH.
A MEMBER WHICH SOMETIMES RISES
rhe Idea of tbe Ancients Woman's Culi
nary Horizon Men Eat Too Blut-It and
Women Too Little A Harmful Habit.
Let 110 man take liberties with his stomach
n--r woman neither, for that matter. Tbe
stomach is a long suffering member, but
like thd worm, it will "turn" upon occasion,
ilost men love their stomachs, but few re
spect them. But that is where they make a
large mistake. Tako care of your stomach.
You have only one, and 30U don't know
when you're going to get another. In these
da3-s of development and discover, nothing
Is more probable than the improbable, and
it i-i risky business hazarding a Msilive ami
definitive statement on uny biibjix-t; but it is
safe to say that no man will ever get a second
stomach any more than ho will a second souL
Therefore it behooves him to bo good "to
Take care of j-our stomach and it will take
care of 3-ou. Abuse it and woe be unto 3011.
Tbe ancients made the stomach tho seat of
tbe affections, and with good reason. Sonio
even go so far as to center tbo soul there. It
is certain that the hades of tho divorce com
is tilled with cases that cin bo tr " .. r
to a defective mining. .' , V;1 ,ilrect
many w W,I f 11 y .how
"ttve gone down to perdition
- uatud their first dereliction from dutv
back to tbe deadly frying pan, and their
fall from grace to the diabolical agency of
half baked dough ?
A HALO OK A HALTER.
W omen desire to widen their sphere Let
them enlarge their culinary horizon. The
woman who invents a new dish deserves a
halo or a halter, according to the dish
Alauy a woman has gono to an honored
gravo whoso best title to immortality was
ucr baking. Her children rise up and call
her blessed because sho made good bread.
a ruia men eac too mucn and women
too little. And both are apt to forget that
quality has more, or should have more, to do
with the matter than quantity. Few women
havo what may bo called the "alimentive
sense" properly develojicd. Tbe average
woman seems to consider it her special
duty and proud prerogative to cater to that
high aud mighty monarch, her lord and
master's stomach, and to lot her own severely
But, even in this era of cookery schools,
how often can she intelligently cater to ain'
body's stomach? She knows all alK)iit cakes,
candy and kickshaws, but when it come3 to
tbe substantial, where is she? And when it
conies to tho aesthetics of eating, how: many
of either men or wo.men ava "there?1
Married women eat moro than single wo
men, not so much as a matter of taste as of
habit, and because food is lying around.
Men must have their regular meals, and what
they don't want, woinen will eat rather than
see it go to waste.
It i3 notorious that woman become utterly
demoralized as to their eating, when the
"men folks" are away from home for any
length of time. Whether the family be rich
or poor seems to make little difference with
women, who almost invariably aba n'c.r thd
regular dinner when tho hcac of the house is
away, and dijfp into tbo slovenly ami harm
ful habit '61 4 picking up" such odds and
ends nidstly sweet stuff and Dickies as m;v
come bandy. If men wero good IW. no thin"
else iu a house, hsy would be well wortK
thc-ii. ccro and' ';keep" jiiot to hold the wo
mankind to 'some sort of regularity nd
senso in tho matter of their ;&afc
It is tho women, however, who most
ueed takiug in hand tbo working giv-1
especially. Some of them, deny themselves
the necossai pf hie m order to put the pro
ceeds pi tlwir martyrdom upon their backs.
Poor inhsuided young creatures! Haven't
they sense enough to know that bright e3-es,
rosy cheeks and calico aro moro attractive
and will catch a husband sooner than dull
orbs, sallow face and satins'
This is tho fiwyscq y! ttw year, when man
kind geuei all)7. are likely to be reminded that
they havo stomachs. Tho gala days draw
near when digestive organs do yr, digest,
.v hen ba'-3' luxuries ik C.he, papa curvets
with ciAittpa and 'iuaniiua succumbs to tho
There is a good old saying that an ynrit&aE
prevention is worlh a pcvmj ot- cuvc' Tho
doctors hr. their thousand, and the
rucuuiber'its tens of thousands. Remember
this, and respect 3-our stomach. Mary Nor
ton Bradford in Boston (J lobe.
'Wouia'a Her Worst Hiicmy.
Once more it is woman who is apparently
woman's worst enemy, and Lony-sit s'n far
more heavily in this repeet than New York,
and far a ' very obvious reason, that of
harply defined lines of cate and the neces
sit3" for emphasizing them felt b3' all whose
position does not sp?ak for itself. A "born
lady" might, ou entering a shop where women
clerks were sitting, realise that frrt ylevta
to fourteen hours' servicu daily inigut ' well
bo py.uultiiaed by a few moments on the bits
of board,' "pushed in between loxes, which do
duty for seats, ' and be glad that an o.r,pviw
tunity had beeu improved,
Not so the wifo pf the prosf eroiis butcher
or baker or- candlestick, maker, rejoicing, it
may be, in the first appearance in plush and
silk, and bent upon making it as impressive
as possible. To her obsequiousness is the first
essential of any dealing with tho order from
which she is emerging; and her custom will
go to the shop where its outward tejrens ai
most profuse. A clerk foiy.d sitting is siniply
embodiet iinpi iiuyuce, aud the ' floor man
ager who; allows it an offender against every
Jaw of propriety; and thus it happf-ns ha$
seats are slipped out of sight, and exhausted
women smile and ik, &a the purchase is
mada, "Aud what is tho next pleasure?" in a
tone that makes the American hearer cringe
for the abject humility that is the first con
dition of success as seller. Helen Campbell
Jay Could and the Uei.tx-ivr.
Jay Gould wi; talk freely to a reporter
whom be knows to bo' intelligent and trust
worthy! The reporter must understand thor
oughly what he wants to know, Ha will get
no help if he dees, not understand the subject
about which he seeks information. After an
off hand conversation the reporter will, per
haps, if tbo interview is an important mat- i
ter, sit down in the financier's library and
write it out. It is then submitted to Mr.
Gould, who may suggest erasures, o? altera
tions in the phraseology. He. tlks freoly
at times almcM elogu-oitiy, t'ut Las a rural
habit dropping the. final in participles,
Thus' ho says goin', earniq', eta He is sur
rounded, by flowers winter and summer,
whether in his home on Fifth avenue or at
his mansion at Irving on the Hudson. - He
walks up and down his library in midwinter j
inhaling the oerf umes of a rose nerhans aa !
rare and costly as the7 flower in f snobia's t
tair; bis bead is "t r','-"v f-- .
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IN A BOWER MUSEUM.
Hetween Performances on a Mitlsammcr
Way A Serious "Curiosity."
The Bowery museums feel a summer dull
ness. "Going to give a stage performance soon?"
was asked, lefore dropping a ten cent piece at
"Performance begins in tbe auditorium in
ten minutes," was the sententious reply.
Inside the museum there was nothing
lively except a glass case of tropical snakes
which wero roused from their dormant con
dition by the heat of the weather. A seal lay
on a chunk of ice, possibly comfortablo as to
his lower side, but away out of his latitude
as to the rest of him. Some Brazilian mon
keys in a cage were lazy in tbo high temper
ature, and the Circassian girl aud the tat
tooed man were fanning their about equally
exjosed surfaces. The third human curiosity
was a chap with enormous legs. Those mem
bers were, not lw than treble the sizo of
usual logs. There is no deception in his ease,
however, for tho immense limbn wero unclad.
He was a fellow of solemn visage, aud he was
perusing a luro hook with tho air of a stu
dent. He looked up listlessh, and legan his ,
rigmarole. "I am 21 years old," ho s' "
"and was born in Boston. My leg ",
outgrow the rest of my statu- .. a
boy, ftIul' - J w ueu 1 w a
"Whatar - , ...
qilre"' -'0'1 rca"inS tbo visitor 111-
Ho stopped in bis set speech, and turned the
open page toward tho inquirer. The book
was a medical work.
"I am studying up my case," tho curiosity
said in a confidential tone, and with a glance
around to see that there wero no other listen
ers. "I want to know what is tho matter
with mo, and all alKmt it."
From what he .s.iid fiirlbvr; i ml a jerusal
of the matter in the book, it was learned that
ho had the disease called elephantiasism.
There were as 3et no outward signs of un
healthiness in his disproportionate legs, and
he was getting $20 a week as an exhibit.
"According to tho best light I can get," he
said, "I have got just about another 3-ear to
live. Probably I won't be able to stay in
this business more than half that time. Then
I'll go to a hospital and die. I'll go sooner if
the don't pay my wages regular, and they
ain't been doing it latel3"
No wonder the poor fellow was the most
serious looking person on the premises, ex
cepting tho manager, whose depression arose
from tho poverty of the summer business. I
was about to depart.
"Hold on," he interposed, "we'll give a
show as soon as tbere is fifty cents iu tbe
He kept his word. When fie visitors
were gathered together ho reappeared in our
midst and ordered the curtain rung up. The
entertainment consisted of a few feats in
legerdemain by a consumptive, seedy and
clever expert. When he came to the jwint
where he desired to introduce tbe trick of
taking numerous articles from a hat he made
the usual appeal for tho loan of that article.
The writer handed ono to him.
-'luanii 3rou, sir, tnaiiK 3ou," ne said, a
singularly heartfelt voice. "Ygu' 'ho t
gentleman today that has trusted" me with
his hat. You'll get it Lack, upon my honor."
VV hen a sleignt of hand show i
gerly patrouisSbd that tbe performer can't
borrow & hat, surely the show business may
bo said tc suffer from a lack of public confl
uence. New York Sun.
Our Sat !-.; Hon with. Ourselves.
But did 3-oa honestly ever find anybody
yon would like better than 3-ourself 1 There
are man3' more beautiful women, but we are
not women, thank God. There are many
mu. moro manly, more handsome, more
virilistic men than we, but are they in their
entirety moro satisfactory to us than we are
tt ourselves? I trow not. Why? Do wa
think we aro any brighter? Hold on a mo
ment, do I think 1 am any brighter than
anybody else? Do I think I am any hand
somer? Do I think my muscles aie ar.v
Larder or my nerves any morti sensitive? Do
esteem myself, as u personality, moro at
tractive than anybody else?
To others?, TSo. To mvsolf? You mav
bet 3'ou life. I wouldn't exchange my per
sonality, from the- bal 1 top of my shinin"
head to thp uicalloused heel upon which I
Step, Jidnd, bod3" and estate, for that of any
man who walks uods footstool.
Why? I give ij up. We are built that
way. If is wasn't for that self sufficiency
how could we live? If I envied Fred May big
strength would I be satisfied with my fcwn?
If I admired tho hairy head, l bulging
e-es, the rod cheeks, the youthful- neck, tho
superb physique 4 any other man, how
could I tweet the exactions of 3'csterduy, to
da3' and to-morrow? The doctrine, of com
pensation is with iy;, like tho poor, alwa3-s.
I don't rr.Kvr, io say that my bald head pre
sents the luxurious crop of his imperial rubs,
the hairy boy from Ilairville. I don't mean
to say that my ISO pounds of more or less
virility is the equal oj the 200 pounds of bis
laz3 ship, who hs3 nothing to do but to spend
papa's money and float tho yacht of givedom.
Far be it from. ?ne to. argue that tb-j fifty
yeara experience on which I trade is the
fe4ual of the tbu-ty 3-ears of observation of
Mr. Clovercbeek from Redtown,
But what does the Creator mean by im
planting in my breast, and therefore in the
bi&si;, not to say breasts, of every reader,
an absolute contentment, satisfaction with
tbe personality with which pve are endowed?
It must mean something. Joe Howard in.
Salting Mines lHor Ore.
It is a singular- fact that not only have
poor mined been salted with rich ore, but
rich mines have been very frequently salted
with poor. The circumstances under which
such an apparent paradox would take place
are these: Explorations are being made in
somo part of a mine and a vein of very rich
mineral is suddenly uncovered. If the super
intendent has salt and darkness in his soul he
is very apt to take a pick, dig out a little of
the ore and fill the cavity with low grade
stuff from some other part cj the mine. Then
he makes a discouraging report, apparently
verified fcT f13 ani iQ due course of time
proposes to lease the property for a song. If
he is successful tho vein is no,fc long in being
rediscovered. Tbis trick has beeu played
time and again all over the state, and in
Instances the Salter has gone so far as to "ac
cidentally" blow up a tunnel in which a rich
find was made. Perhaps some poor wretch
of a miner would be caught in the awful sub
terranean crash that shook ths bowels of the
aud buried, forever- beneath tons of
rocky debris, but such an episode as that
rteyer disturbs the even tenor of a true sell
er's way. Denver Cor. New York Sun.
Blessings in DUgnlse.
Anxious Mother You think he U out cf
danger now, doctor? He will ge$ well?
Doctor No doubt about it at all, madam,.
The amputation has bfea completely success.
"And I warned him, oh, so carefully, to
let toy cannons alone. Doesn't it look Like a
j--ment on r-y rtjcr tcyf
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national interest and importance will he
strongly agitated and the election of h
President will take place. Ihe people of
Cuss County 'who would like to learn of
of this 3" ear and would keep apace
the times should
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